Wheel Contestant's Big Flub Goes Viral

Poor Jonny
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2018 12:04 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jonny had filled in all the letters of the Wheel of Fortune puzzle. He was on the cusp of grabbing $7,100. And then, when asked to solve the puzzle—which, clearly spelled out on the board, read "flamenco dance lessons"—he said "flamingo dance lessons" and waved goodbye to that $7,100. Game show host Pat Sajak buzzed Jonny's wrong answer Monday and asked another contestant to solve the puzzle instead in the cringeworthy clip that went viral after being tweeted out by Twitter user Sean Hennessey.

"We need to explain what we all heard, and we know you meant to say it, but you gave us a 'g' instead of a 'c'," Sajak tells an obviously befuddled and distraught Jonny, per the Houston Chronicle. "But we'll look at things and make sure we did them correctly." Fox News reports that Jonny had another fail earlier in the game when, with just two blank spaces left on the board, $2,500 was at stake and he could not complete the puzzle "dog and pony show me the money."

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